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Idaho housing authorities receive $1.1 million in funding

Idaho housing authorities receive $1.1 million in funding

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said Monday that Idaho housing authorities have received $1.1 million in funding to assist during the COVID-19 pandemic. HUD says the the funding will be used to help low income families using House Choice vouchers. CBS 2 News reports, the funding was made available via the CARES…MORE

Caldwell School District to begin the new academic year online

Caldwell School District to begin the new academic year online

  Students in the Caldwell School District won’t be heading back to the classroom at the end of the month. On Monday, the Caldwell School District board approved a recommendation to begin the new academic year online for students through at least Oct. 2. A decision will be made Sept. 21 whether conditions have improved…MORE

Mountain West postpones fall sports season

Mountain West postpones fall sports season

    Boise State University won’t be suiting up for sports this fall. The Mountain West Conference on Monday announced an “indefinite postponement” to its fall sports lineup due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns. CBS2 reports the indefinite postponement affects men’s and women’s cross country, football, women’s soccer and women’s volleyball. “Despite everything that has been…MORE

58% of Idaho’s COVID-19 deaths linked to long-term care facilities

58% of Idaho’s COVID-19 deaths linked to long-term care facilities

  State officials said during Tuesday’s AARP telephone conference that 58% of Idaho’s COVID-19 deaths have been linked to long-term care facilities. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare says the state is working with long term care facilities on creating more robust infection control programs. Of the state’s 210 deaths related to the disease,…MORE

West Ada Schools push start date back to September 8th

West Ada Schools push start date back to September 8th

  The West Ada School Board has made some decisions regarding the upcoming school year. In a special meeting held Tuesday, the board decided to push the start date of the 2020-2021 school to September 8. Guidance from medical professionals and suggestions from the West Ada School District administration team were taken into consideration before…MORE

Positive Test Rate of COVID-19 in Idaho Has Gone Down

Positive Test Rate of COVID-19 in Idaho Has Gone Down

  In the past two weeks, Idaho’s positive test rate has gone down, but remains far from the 5% rate recommended by health experts. During the week of July 19-25, 13% of test results statewide were positive, down from 15% the week of July 5-11; The Idaho Press reports, that week had the highest positive…MORE

Boise School Board will decide Aug. 3rd whether to reopen its schools

Boise School Board will decide Aug. 3rd whether to reopen its schools

  The Boise School Board will decide Aug. 3rd whether to reopen its schools for face-to-face learning this fall. Trustees approved the date Thursday after an hourlong virtual workshop with Central District Health program manager Gina Pannell and doctors from St. Luke’s and Saint Alphonsus health care systems. The Idaho Press reports, the discussion revolved…MORE

Garth Brooks Postpones Facebook Live Concert on July 7 Due to COVID-19 Concerns

Garth Brooks Postpones Facebook Live Concert on July 7 Due to COVID-19 Concerns

Garth Brooks has postponed his Facebook Live concert that was scheduled to take place on July 7 on Inside Studio G. Garth’s media contact released a statement on July 6: “Out of an abundance of caution, Garth Brooks is moving his and Trisha’s July 7th Facebook concert to a later date and postponing Inside Studio…MORE

Cumulus Stations to Air “Feeding America Emergency Radiothon” on April 30

Cumulus Stations to Air “Feeding America Emergency Radiothon” on April 30

More than 6,000 radio stations—including all available Cumulus radio stations—will air the Radio Cares’ Feeding America Emergency Radiothon on April 30. The Feeding America Emergency Radiothon will drive donations to Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund and its 200 local member food banks. The all-day radiothon will features artists, radio personalities and special guests sharing stories…MORE

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670 KBOI Guest BLOG:  Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra

670 KBOI Guest BLOG: Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra

670 KBOI Guest BLOG: Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra Superintendent Ybarra praises Gov. Little’s continued commitment to education Monday’s State of the State address by Gov. Brad Little offered welcome news to educators and families throughout Idaho. “Investing in Idaho’s public schools continues to be the top priority for Gov. Little, with a particular…

Santa’s Shopping list

Santa’s Shopping list

Kissin 92.3 is hooking you up with some free groceries!! All you need to do is keep track of Santa’s shopping list! We are sending Santa shopping and adding a new item to his list every weekday at: 8am, 10am, noon, 3pm and 5pm Every morning Alana and Chris will ask for the previous days…

Worthington BLOG:  From Patriot to Punchline

Worthington BLOG: From Patriot to Punchline

From Patriot to Punchline By Rick Worthington 9/3/20 Have you ever tried to do something good, but went about doing it the wrong way? I think, that is what we saw from Ammon Bundy during the Special Session in Idaho. I fear those actions have tainted the man’s reputation as a freedom fighter to what…

Worthington BLOG: Racism is more common than you think

Worthington BLOG: Racism is more common than you think

  Racism is more common than you think 6/4/20   By: Rick Worthington I guess this is as good a time as any to admit, the #BLM rallies in Idaho and the rioting in other areas has me thinking more about racism than I have in years. Let us speak honestly. Racism exists, and it is…

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